Catch-Up Premium 2020.21

What is it? 

The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year following the enforced closure of schools from March 2020 until September 2020.

Schools must use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the current academic year.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education. We have identified small group and 1:1 provision and have been able to use the funding to increase staffing capacity.